Air Conditioning Articles

How to Utilize Your Landscape for Air Conditioning Efficiency

June 18, 2021
How to Utilize Your Landscape for Air Conditioning Efficiency

How often do you think about your Round Rock home’s landscaping? Whether or not you enjoy gardening and mowing your lawn, your landscape can offer benefits beyond aesthetic value—including improved air conditioning (AC) system efficiency!

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Signs of Central Air Conditioning System Failure

June 15, 2021
Signs of Central Air Conditioning System Failure

You rely on your air conditioning (AC) system to provide cool air and keep you comfortable in your Round Rock home, but it can only do so when it’s working correctly. When your system malfunctions, you’re left feeling overheated and unable to relax.

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4 Reasons to Replace Your Old Air Conditioner

May 27, 2021
Lady needing Air Conditioner Repaired

Don’t force yourself to deal with an aging air conditioning system. There are plenty of great options available to maximize your comfort.

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Loud Noises From Your Heat Pump: What They Are All About

July 17, 2020
noisy house.

Have you ever been in a new house and noticed all the unfamiliar sounds around you? Perhaps stairs creak, wind whistles through the windows, or appliances make different noises than in your own home. Since you are in a new place, your sense of sound may be heightened. That’s an important skill to hone in…

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How to Save Money by Reducing Energy Usage This Summer

June 25, 2020
How to Utilize Your Landscape for Air Conditioning Efficiency

As the days lengthen, the flowers bloom, and the kids finish school for the year, summer makes its appearance. It means barbecues, beaches, and, of course, a break from the regular routine for many. Unfortunately, summer can also mean incredibly high energy bills to keep your Texas home cool. However, with a few changes to…

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How to Control the Humidity in Your Home

June 17, 2020
living room furniture with a piano.

Summertime in Texas means hot, sticky, muggy weather. We all know a properly air conditioned building feels drier and cooler than hot, humid outdoor air. Our professionals at AiRCO Heating & Air Conditioning want to help you understand how you can better control and manage humidity in your Austin home. What Is Relative Humidity? Relative…

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How Zone Control Systems and Ductless Systems Work Together

June 8, 2020
ductless sytem.

Our team at AiRCO Heating & Air Conditioning wants you to achieve the optimum comfort level in your Texas home all year long. One way to reach those desired indoor temperatures is by installing a zone control system using ductless systems, also called mini splits. You may have heard of zone temperature control, and you…

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How Your HVAC System Keeps You Healthy

June 8, 2020
reading at home.

It’s a hot, sunny, humid day here in Texas and you just returned home from a long day of running errands. You feel sticky and sweaty, and your allergies are flaring. No worries. A cold glass of water and a great working air conditioner will have you feeling fresh in no time. Your comfort and…

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3 Ways a Zone Control System Saves You Money

March 16, 2020

Want to save money and add more comfort to your Austin home?  Consider installing a zone control system. Also known as zoning, these comfort systems are tailor-made for our spacious homes here in Central Texas. By installing thermostats around your home and automated dampers in your ductwork, you can pick and choose the temperature in…

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Does AC Help With Allergies?

July 9, 2019
Allergies inside a home in texas.

Allergies plague millions of people throughout the world. In fact, worldwide allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, affects between 10 percent and 30 percent of the entire population, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Each year, this suffering group heads to the doctor’s office and the allergy aisle at the…

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Why Is My AC Freezing Up?

June 26, 2019
Icicles on an air conditioner in texas.

It can be disconcerting if you happen to see ice build up on your air conditioning unit in your Austin home. Why is that happening?  There can be several causes to this air conditioning freeze-up. Our AiRCO Heating and Cooling professionals come across this often. Here are the most likely culprits and what you should…

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How to Save Money on Energy This Summer

June 24, 2019
airco summer blog barbecue post.

Sunlight escorts you late into the evening. The kids count down the days until vacation. And the mercury rises. All the signs of summer are upon you, and as much you love summer, you probably dread those high energy bills that tend to tag along with the season.  Here are some great tips from AiRCO…

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What Is an AC Split System Replacement?

June 14, 2019
Air conditioner unit with fan running for system replacement.

A split system replacement refers to a special type of air conditioner, which has a condensing unit that sits separately from an evaporative coil unit. The two parts are connected by a copper tube that carries the refrigerant between the units. Our AiRCO Heating & Cooling professionals would be happy to share the different types…

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

April 12, 2019

It’s normal for your air conditioner to create some noise when running—that simply means it’s working. Although older units are typically louder than newer ones, all air conditioning noises are not the same. Despite your air conditioner’s age, any sound coming from the unit can still be bothersome. If your air conditioner is producing an…

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Four Things to Know About Your Air Conditioner

April 12, 2019
AC hooked up to house in backyard

Air conditioning isn’t exactly a stimulating topic to bring up at parties. It’s not something most people think about too excessively. But at AiRCO Mechanical, we’re obsessed with it! We want to share with you some things that you may not have known about your air conditioner (AC). We’ve made this list to help you become…

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Is Your Air Conditioner Helping With Your Allergy Symptoms?

October 9, 2018
AC

Seasonal allergies are a burden for many. Air conditioners, or ACs, when properly maintained, can noticeably reduce symptoms for allergy sufferers. Air filters catch pollen, dust, and other irritants, producing higher-quality air. Air conditioners also act as humidity regulators, easing allergy symptoms. Airco Mechanical is proud to help you here in Round Rock, TX, breathe…

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Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner

September 20, 2018
Finding the Right Size AC

At AiRCO Heating and Cooling, we pride ourselves in being great matchmakers. We want to set you up with an air conditioner that’s right for your home. For your convenience, we created a list of things to remember when purchasing an AC unit. We hope that with our help, you’ll find an air system that…

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Going Ductless: The Heating and Cooling Systems of the Future

September 20, 2018
Ductless AC

Are you looking for air conditioning that’s simple to install, silent, and costs 30-40% less per month than traditional systems to operate? Ductless air systems offer a simple but sophisticated alternative to HVAC systems. They currently require a larger up-front investment, but will save you money in the long run. At AiRCO Heating and Cooling,…

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SEER – What Does It Mean?

September 20, 2018

SEER is a term that gets thrown around a lot in reference to air conditioning products. You’re probably curious about what it means. SEER is an abbreviation for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. Essentially, it’s a rating system that allows you to quickly determine an air conditioner’s energy efficiency. Its rating is determined by taking the…

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making a Strange Noise?

August 7, 2018
Elevated View Of Young Couple Lying In Bed Covering Their Ears With Pillow

Your air conditioning unit will always make some noise when running, and older units are louder than newer ones, so consider the age of your unit before getting too concerned about the noise that it is making. At AiRCO Mechanical, we recommend a maintenance inspection at least once a year to inspect the health of…

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Ice on My Air Conditioner? Why?

July 26, 2018
Ductless Air Conditioner with frozen coils

Nearly everyone who owns an air conditioning system has experienced a freeze up. A freeze up is when a thin film of ice forms on the outer part of your unit. This experience, while irritating, is not the end of the world. The AiRCO Mechanical team has plenty of familiarity with frozen air conditioners (ACs).…

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Why Your Air Conditioner Can’t Complete a Cycle

July 26, 2018
ventilation fan in Austin

When an air conditioner (AC) starts and stops in quick cycles, and doesn’t run for long periods, this is known as short cycling. While this is a relatively common issue, it should not go unchecked. It is indicative of something being wrong with your air conditioner. If you don’t do anything about it, you’ll end…

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Why Should I Install Ductless Heating & Cooling?

June 12, 2018
ductless cooling

Originally from Japan, ductless heating and cooling was introduced to the US about 30 years ago. Sales and popularity have been growing since then. It is an efficient and quiet alternative to traditional central AC and other traditional home heating and cooling options. Saving Money and Energy Often called split systems or mini-split systems, ductless…

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